|The Power of Connections: OSHEAN's Working Groups|
The Power of Connections: OSHEAN’s Working Groups
As an organization committed to the service of its members, OSHEAN regularly hosts workshops and other events designed to augment the continuing education of our members and work collaboratively with them to build new services that they feel have value. Despite the summer period typically being one of rest and relaxation, the OSHEAN team knows issues like Cybersecurity never take a vacation, which is why the Shore Patrol Working Group was kicking collaboration into high gear even as the temperatures crept upwards.
Shore Patrol is just one of several working groups OSHEAN facilitates and is uniquely focused on security, with members of the group sharing a passion for protecting vital infrastructure and information from cyber threats. Among its ongoing initiatives is an effort to provide a “Security as a Service” offering that will eventually be made available to all OSHEAN members.
Working groups are designed to encourage an ongoing commitment to bringing new ideas forward with members expected to attend four quarterly meetings annually and to be an active participant in the ongoing sessions. This would include involvement in a variety of OSHEAN-led task forces designed to implement project-oriented efforts with specific targets.
Over the coming months, OSHEAN will continue to ramp up activity among its various Working Groups. Even if Cybersecurity isn’t a central part of your job, there are other working groups to participate in including the Cloud Advisory Council and iBoss Group. As technology continues to evolve even more rapidly, participating in OSHEAN events and Working Groups can give you and your team a competitive advantage when it comes to understanding how to best utilize new technology and ensure your organization is prepared for IT challenges and risks on the horizon.
“At OSHEAN, it’s imperative that we offer our members the resources and information they need to not only do their jobs but to augment their abilities to drive strategic IT initiatives throughout their organizations,” said Dave Marble, president and CEO of OSHEAN. “Our Working Groups provide top-flight educational resources for our members while also facilitating connections between organizations that can lead to collaborative partnership opportunities down the road. It’s truly a win-win opportunity for members to get involved.”
For more information on how you can participate in an OSHEAN Working Group, contact OSHEAN’s communications administrator Nimota Garcia today! For more information on recent Working Group meetings, click here.